What Is IPSec

IETF standard that enables encrypted communication between peers

IETF standard that enables encrypted communication between peers

- Consists of open standards for securing private communications

- Network layer encryption ensuring data confidentiality, integrity, and authentication

- Scales from small to very large networks

- Included in PIX Firewall version 5.0 and later

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The PIX Firewall uses the open IPSec protocol to enable secure VPNs. IPSec is a set of security protocols and algorithms used to secure data at the network layer. IPSec and related security protocols conform to open standards promulgated by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and documented RFCs and IETF-draft papers.

IPSec acts at the network layer, protecting and authenticating IP packets between a PIX Firewall and other participating IPSec devices (peers), such as PIX Firewalls, Cisco routers, the Cisco Secure VPN Client, and other IPSec-compliant products.

IPSec can be used to scale from small to very large networks. It is included in PIX Firewall version 5.0 and later.

IPSec Standards Supported __by PIX Firewall___

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